Ukraine vs Russia, Obama vs Romney & Palin video clips

No real time to write about Russia’s encroachment (invasion) into the Ukrainian state of Crimea, but I figured I’d post these video clips for review since I find them somewhat interesting. Let’s look back to yesterday’s Krauthammer comments and the 2012 election.

Charles Krauthammer’s take yesterday…

Obama vs Romney debate…

John Kerry DNC speech …

Sarah Palin was mocked by Foreign Policy magazine for suggesting Putin would be interested in invading Georgia or the Ukraine. Just yesterday, FP mag addressed their own comments and couldn’t bring themselves to admit Palin’s scenario did come around without mentioning the “I can see Russia from my house” lie and pointing out that she really didn’t know much about foreign policy.

Chris Matthews mocks…

Event the Wall Street Journal suggested Putin and Russia could go after Ukraine.

The most compelling of these new priorities today seems to be recovery of the assets lost in the Soviet Union’s collapse in 1991, which Vladimir Putin has called the “greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century.”

How does Russia achieve this goal? By dominating the domestic politics and, more importantly, economic- and foreign-policy orientation, of the former Soviet republics. Anything considered antithetical to Russia’s interests, as interpreted by the current Kremlin leadership, must be discarded — be it democratization, oil and gas exports that bypass Russia, and, especially, the membership in the Western organizations such as the European Union and NATO. And if, in the process, Russia must sacrifice most or even all of the fruits of the post-Soviet rapprochement with the West — including membership in the G-8, entry to the World Trade Organization or ties to the EU — so be it.

Russia’s “targets of opportunity” include simmering border disputes (and virtually all Russia’s borders with newly independent states could be disputed, since they are but the very badly demarcated internal borders of the Soviet Union), and the presence of the ethnic Russian or Russian-speaking minorities in neighboring countries.

Apart from Estonia and Latvia — where ethnic Russians constitute over a quarter of the population, but where NATO membership raises the risk for the Kremlin — by far the most likely target is Ukraine. Kiev has repeatedly defied and angered Russia by the domestic politics of democratization, a decidedly pro-Western orientation, and the eagerness of its leadership to join NATO.

And one more from Obama for America…


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  1. SeeingRed on March 4, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Ahh yes, the reflective beauty of video tape (err, digitally formatted, of course).? Democrats don’t care as their core constituencies don’t know what their platform is anyway.

  2. Lynn on March 4, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    I am so tired of the snarky ridiculing of ?candidates by the media. Since the media is all liberal that means only conservatives are mocked. I was always taught that it was valuable to really listen to others and search out the truths yourself before making a comment. Sadly the media believes you just discount anything a conservative says and then degrade them. ?The 2014 election will tell us whether voters can think for themselves and disregard the leftist cheerleaders in the media.

  3. Shock and Awe on March 5, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Ronald Reagan “Let’s set the record straight. There is no argument over the choice between peace and war, but there is only one guaranteed way you can have peace–and you can have it in the next second–surrender.? <span data-reactid=".i.1:3:1:$comment10100933181014944_12463402:0.0.$right.0.$left.0.0…

  4. Dimsdale on March 12, 2014 at 10:01 am

    This elegantly demonstrates why I sincerely believe that the country would have been in supremely better hands with Romney, and that Sarah Palin is clearly more intelligent and competent than ?bama, and especially Biden.
    Kerry?? He is still faking a limp from the rice “shrapnel” in his hindquarters.? He is an incompetent sellout, the very last person (short of Hillary) that should have been considered for the SecState job.


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